MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 94.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics36.1% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive130% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170502
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '18 at 06:50
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$342
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
94.6% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 448
QC Float 472
QC Mixed 454
104% 458 Pts
MC Int 685
MC Float 781
MC Mixed 741
110% 736 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 94.6%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$129
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
36.1% Below average
Lighting 112
Reflection 71.4
Parallax 108
34% 97.1 fps
MRender 79.6
Gravity 104
Splatting 78.7
38% 87.3 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 36.1%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$115
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 447 485 492 493 495 496 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 490
Mixed 421
SusWrite 485
107% 475 MB/s
4K Read 48.2
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 51.8
213% 79.5 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 277
231% 334 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 130%
Great: 134%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
392GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 132 130 133 135 134 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
80.3% Excellent
Read 150
Write 151
Mixed 106
SusWrite 129
99% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
244% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB-$185
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
100% Outstanding
MC Read 36.9
MC Write 38.2
MC Mixed 30.4
100% 35.2 GB/s
SC Read 22.4
SC Write 41.9
SC Mixed 30.4
90% 31.6 GB/s
Latency 51.6
78% 51.6 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 100%
Great: 123%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 4,583 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $105

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,036
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $115
Intel Core i5-8600K $260AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $145SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $155SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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